Ata Patent Inc. is a globally recognized Turkish IP law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Ata Patent has assembled an experienced group of Turkish patent attorneys to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights and also provide patent maintenance fees in Turkey.
Our Turkish patent lawyers provide a broad range of patent services including; Turkish patent application, registration, and protection such as intellectual property litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing. Our attorneys also represent our clients in PCT national phase entries in Turkey, European Patent validation, and patent annuities in Turkey.
Ata Patent’s Patent Team has been protecting clients’ intellectual property since 1996. We make it our business to intimately know our client businesses; venturing well beyond the traditional patent prosecution processes of other firms to realize unforeseen opportunities. More than eighty percent of our lawyers are registered patent attorneys with proficiency in virtually every technical field. Many of our attorneys bring business experience or advanced degrees in science and engineering to client matters, combining extensive legal knowledge with practical and technical experience. We understand the mechanics of product design, manufacturing, and distribution, counseling clients in both consumer and commercial markets.
Ata Patent’s Turkish patent attorneys not only prosecute but also litigate patents, giving you a distinct advantage. Rather than merely process a patent, our attorneys anticipate evolving trends and assess the likelihood of future litigation. We scrutinize the marketplace, continually staying abreast of changes affecting a client’s business.
Our clients are as geographically diverse as the industries in which they operate. We work extensively with businesses overseas and have strong alliances with firms in dozens of countries. This global perspective allows us to strategically evaluate new markets and distribution channels to maximize your patent portfolio investments.
Our Turkish Patent Attorneys excel in all aspects of intellectual property counseling, problem-solving, and litigation. On the front end, our lawyers direct best practices for the identification, protection, registration, and licensing of intellectual property. When circumstances change, our lawyers stand ready to assist you in protecting your intellectual property assets and enforcing your intellectual property rights. When disputes arise, our seasoned, court-tested litigators provide top-notch representation that never loses sight of our client’s long-term interests.
Patent Maintenance Fees in Turkey
Ata Patent’s Turkish Patent Lawyers provide payment services for patent maintenance fees in Turkey. Patents and applications thereof may be kept in force as long as annual fees are paid. The due date for an annuity payment in the Turkish Patent system is the corresponding filing date in each subsequent year for conventional patents/utility models and European Patent applications and it is the international filing date for PCT national phase entries. Any annuity may be paid subject to a fine within a 6-month grace period following its due date in Turkey. After termination of the grace period lapsed protection can be obtained by submitting an acceptable excuse for non-payment and requesting reinstatement of the patent.
Patents with the examination are protected for 20 years, patents without examination are protected for 7 years and utility models are protected for 10 years. For the patents without examination, an examination request may be made within 7 years and then the term of the patent may be completed to 20 years. Patents and utility models must be used in the market within 3 years.
Official fees, namely “annuities” should be deposited in the Turkish Patent Institute by a representative of the company or a patent agent firm. They are payable for the second and each subsequent year following the relevant filing date, that is, the Turkish filing date for conventional applications, international filing date under PCT or EPC.
The annuities which are due or overdue should be paid in advance upon entry into the Turkish Phase. Payment of an annuity may be delayed for 6 months by paying a fine. Delays in meeting time limits for payment of annual fees may be excused in case of force majeure.
Turkish Patent Services
Intellectual Property has come to constitute ever-increasing value in today’s competitive, technology-dominated markets. Our experienced Patent Team excels both in protecting patent assets and in enforcing and protecting patent rights in litigation. Each of the lawyers within our IP law firm is a member of the Istanbul Bar and has been recognized as a top lawyer in this field.
Ata Patent offers our clients the full range of patent services:
- Patent application in Turkey
- Turkey Patent maintenance fees payment
- European Patent Validation in Turkey
- PCT National Phase Entries in Turkey
- Prosecution and maintenance of patents in Turkey.
- Principal and supplemental registrations
- Counseling, including patent use and portfolio management
- Transactions, such as licensing, assignment, and franchising
- Due diligence arising from various transactions involving patents
- Patent infringement analysis
- Civil litigation includes infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting
- Turkish Patent and Trademark Office litigation, including opposition and cancellation
Reach us for Patent Maintenance Fees in Turkey
Since its foundation in 1996, Ata Patent has been the choice of numerous clients throughout the World. At Ata Patent, we partner with our clients to grow their businesses by protecting their intellectual property with strategic planning, customized and scalable solutions, and cost-effective project management. We prosecute and maintain patents and trademarks across a variety of industries and in multiple countries, and litigate in IP courts and before TPO. For a complimentary consultation, you may reach our patent attorneys for patent maintenance fees in Turkey by sending an e-mail or through our Contact page.